Welcome to Philosophy at Hull
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At Hull, where philosophy has been taught since 1927, we aim not
just to teach philosophy as a body of knowledge, but to engage
students in doing philosophy, to encourage them to evaluate the
ideas of others and form their own understanding of the relation
between themselves and the world.
The approach to philosophy at Hull is an
open one. We engage with and teach courses in both Analytic
Anglo-American philosophy and, what is often termed, Continental
philosophy. We see them not as separate spheres but as traditions
which benefit from being placed in conversation with each other.
You can study Plato, Kant, Neitzsche, Russell and Wittgenstein. We
also specialise in ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of mind and
Through the close contact possible in a
smallish department, staff and students get to know each other very
well and we have been especially commended for the support which we
provide to students from all kinds of backgrounds. Students are
actively involved in decision making. (See excellence and what our
All our staff are active researchers which ensures that
the teaching is up to to date and well informed.
We hope you finish the course as articulate, thoughtful and
perceptive human beings who take nothing for granted (and get a
nice well paid job as most of our graduates do!).
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